Westminster Abbey is a famous cathedral located next to the Houses of Parliament on the Thames. Since 1066, this has been the place of coronation for all British Monarchs. Major events such as Princess Diana’s funeral, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and most recently Queen Elizabeth’s funeral have also taken place here.
Many Kings and Queens are buried here, but also great scientists such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.
Both the exterior and interior of Westminster Abbey are impressive. You enter through one of the three portals that make up the main entrance. It is nice to see how the huge rose window above the entrance is repeated in the floor tiles. When you look up you see the enormous length of Westminster Abbey.
Reasons to visit Westminster Abbey
There are many reasons why a visit to Westminster Abbey should not be missed during your stay in London: first of all, the building itself is magnificent, it is a place with more than 1000 years of history and the building is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is often busy so booking in advance is recommended.
monday to saturday 9:30 – 15:30
wednesday 9.30 – 18:00
how do you get there?
westminster underground station